Writing a screenplay-hold that template!

Today's Filmmaking Stuff guest article comes from veteran screenwriter Jurgen Wolff. I find Jurgen's approach to movie script writing to be very useful. In the following article, he expresses his thoughts on The Hero's Journey and other screenwriting templates. Writing a screenplay-hold that template! I had an email from someone asking whether I’m really against the use of … [Read more...]

Screenwriters have to make their own luck!

For filmmakers and screenwriters alike, one of the great things about screenwriter Jurgen Wolff is his ability to make things happen. As you'll discover in this week's Filmmaking Stuff guest article - when Jurgen was starting out, he learned very quickly that waiting for a lucky break was a loser's bet. He decided instead to create his own luck. - - - Luck? Screenwriters have … [Read more...]

Screenwriting Tips By Jurgen Wolff

Earlier this week, veteran Hollywood scribe Jurgen Wolff stopped by Filmmaking Stuff to offer three valuable tips and also, tell you about his upcoming mid-November screenwriting workshop in Las Vegas. Screenwriting tips & workshops from jurgen Wolff on Vimeo. For those of you interested in Jurgen's Las Vegas workshops, CLICK HERE … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Training From a Mentor

Mentors are role models who take a vested interest in your success. Sometimes, you meet your mentor when least expected, and they will help guide your filmmaking career. A mentor will provide insight and will often direct you toward a successful outcome. This doesn’t necessary mean your mentor will enter into a business relationship with you, but he or she may offer … [Read more...]

New Screenwriting System

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In a previous post, I mentioned how my world (as an indie producer) would be a lot more fun if all the screenwriters who pitched me movie ideas actually had a finished screenplay. As you probably know, there are lot of folks with amazingly awesome ideas, but for the most part - those ideas never make their way to finished material. Why is this? You probably have your own … [Read more...]